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Velbon Sherpa+ 530 Tripod Leg Set

for use with the FHD51QN video head

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by Woody Sherman
Velbon

When speed counts, you'll be happy you have this Velbon Sherpa+ 530 leg set as part of your kit. First, its lightweight aluminum/magnesium construction means it's a pleasure to carry. But it's full of thought-out touches that will increase your efficiency. The center column has a super-fast quick-release lever with a safety lock, so you can adjust your height in seconds. The foam-padded leg grips help you to readjust the unit while keeping a tight hold on your pivot legs. The legs themselves individually lock at 3 different positions for loads of flexibility in selecting shooting angles.

The Sherpa+ 530 leg set is suitable for a range of Velbon heads, including the FHD51QN video tripod head. No head is included with this item, so you'll need to choose an appropriate one for your shooting needs before you can be off working in the studio or the field.

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Highlights:

  • maximum height: 60" with center column fully extended
  • minimum height: 6-5/16"
  • supports cameras and camcorders weighing up to 8.8 lbs.
  • requires tripod head, not included
  • three-position legs help you steady the tripod on uneven ground
  • quick-release lever with safety lock on the center column helps you adjust height on the fly
  • magnesium/aluminum composite construction
  • foam-padded leg grips for comfortable, secure grip
  • detachable 2-section center column makes it easy to set up for low angles
  • folded length: 20-15/16"
  • weight: 3.02 lbs.
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • Sherpa+ 530 tripod leg set
  • Hook (1/4" thread)
  • 3mm Allen wrench
  • Operating Instructions

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Features

Overview: The Velbon Sherpa+ 530 is a high-quality set of tripod legs. The Sherpa+ series is a step-up from the Sherpa series, with thicker aluminum legs and a Magnesium alloy body. Panheads are not included.

Recommended Panheads:The tripod has a 1/4" head screw. The following Velbon panheads are recommended for use with the Sherpa+ 530:

3-Section Aluminum Legs: The 3-section telescoping legs include quick lever leg locks for quick and easy leg positioning. The legs can be set to three angle adjustments: Standard, Semi Low, and Full Low position. The non-slip rubber feet provide steady, free-standing support.

Center Column: The 2-piece center column, or elevator, gives you an 11.42" range of vertical movement. The lower section can removed to allow the tripod to be placed in the Full Low position.

Accessory Hook: The tripod comes with an accessory hook that can be screwed onto the bottom of the center column. This can be used to hang a camera bag, purse, or other items to keep them off the ground or floor. You can also attach a weight to the tripod for maximum stability, especially in windy conditions.

Specifications:

  • Operating Height:
    • Maximum: 60.04"
    • Minimum: 6.3"
    • Folded Length: 20.87"
  • Weight: 3.02 pounds
  • Load Capacity: 7.72 pounds
  • Diameter of Tripod Legs: 1.02"
 

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Comment by Ralph Graves Staff Writer - Creative,

Good all-around tripod

Written by Ralph Graves, Staff Writer - Creative, on 5/16/2012 12:20:00 PM

As a general-purpose tripod, there's a lot to like about the Sherpa+ 530. Its magnesium/aluminum construction keeps it light, and the leg surfaces slick. Those foam grips aren't just for looks.

The quick-release worked well, and more importantly, really locked down the center column when engaged. Speaking of the center column, it unscrews into two sections, so I could really get the tripod low. And I could attach my camera to either end, so I had a choice of lengths available.

And even though it was lightweight, the legs are fairly thick, giving the tripod good stability.

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great tripod

Written By aliciay, roosevelt, UT on Saturday, April 20, 2013
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Great tripod holds the weight of my camera great.
Pros:
holds the weight of camera mine is a canon 7d and I have my 70-200mm lens on and it is steady as a rock. love the height on both how low it goes and how high.
Cons:
If the head you are going to attatch to it is a 3/8" you will need an adapter from the 1/4 to the 3/8. not a big deal just wish I would have realized this up front. The model up from this has both the 1/4 and 3/8 included into the tripod.
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